- An organelle K+ channel is required for osmoregulation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Summary: We identify a new K+ channel, denoted KCN11, that is localized to the contractile vacuole, and functions in contractile vacuole contraction and osmoregulation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
- Together, the IFT81 and IFT74 N-termini form the main module for intraflagellar transport of tubulin
Summary: Tubulin transport is specifically impaired by mutations to the proposed tubulin-binding domains of the intraflagellar transport proteins IFT81 and IFT74.
- Early eukaryotic origins for cilia-associated bioactive peptide-amidating activity
Highlighted Article: Bioactive peptide amidation is catalyzed by peptidylglycine α-amidating monooxygenase (PAM). Functional PAM is present in Chlamydomonas and cilia, organelles that play key roles in signaling.